(1999)

Critic Reviews

74

Metascore

Based on 30 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Philadelphia Inquirer
Washington blows you away. To say he gives the performance of his career is an understatement.
100
New York Daily News
Washington can bank on an Oscar nomination for the most forceful work of his career.
100
Chicago Tribune
Both the movie and Denzel Washington are knockouts.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
This is one of Denzel Washington's great performances, on a par with his work in "Malcolm X."
88
USA Today
Epic in nearly every way, The Hurricane has the power to blow you away.
88
New York Post
An expertly crafted, deeply moving film.
83
Entertainment Weekly
Washington immerses himself, even more than he did in "Malcolm X," in a stare of unforgiving outrage.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
(Washington) raises it to the level of importance with an acting job that's one unbroken chain of intense emotion.
75
Boston Globe
(Washington's is) an astonishing performance, partly because it's so devoid of histrionics, and it has Oscar nomination written all over it.
75
Miami Herald
Milks Carter's story for maximum "inspirational" value, and at times the movie skirts dangerously close to afterschool-special territory.
75
Baltimore Sun
Jewison's focus on the Canadians' dogged do-gooderism might have actually prevented a good movie from being a great one.

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